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Image for Anti-Tank: The Story of a Desert Gunner in the Second World War

Anti-Tank: The Story of a Desert Gunner in the Second World War

By: CARTER, Mark

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28903

ISBN: 1848848110

Condition: As New


This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 19412. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. 165 pages : photo illustrations ; 24 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh, unmarked. Unpacked weight, 534g. We s... View more info

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By: CARTER, Miranda

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First American Edition/Printing

Seller ID: 540

ISBN: 0374105316

Condition: About 'As New'


Biography of British Spy, Traitor, Art Historian and Homosexual. xviii, 590 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.An almost 'as new' colpy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, uncl;ipped dustjacket. Only noted defect - a previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. Thick heavy book weighing 1.018kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian dome... View more info

Excuse us! Herr Schicklgruber : a memoir of an officer who commanded an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canadian Army) in Normandy

By: CHADDERTON, H. Clifford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, War Amputations of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1589

ISBN: 0973512024

Condition: Near Fine


Memoir of a Canadian soldier in WWII and some of his comrades. vii, 184, 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm. Laid-in are three pages of Press Information. On the verso of the front wrapper is pasted a small label with a note from the author. The signatue on this label appears to be printed, NOT holographic. Clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding, no spine creases. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

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Mao: The Unknown Story

By: CHANG, Jung; HALLIDAY, Jon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 22306

ISBN: 0224071262

Condition: As New


It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way". Short-listed for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006. 814 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. An 'a... View more info

Count Von Moltke

By: CHAPPEL, Alonzo

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Wilson & Co.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20456

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Prussian General and Strategist, Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard Von Moltke [1800-1891]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Near Fine copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 20g. View more info

Henry VII

By: CHRIMES, S. B.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: USA, University of California Press: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21861

ISBN: 0520022661

Condition: Fine


Biography of the first Tudor monarch in England, Henry VII [1457-1509]. xv, 373pp, illustrated, index. Very attractive copy - bright, clean and still fresh. Unmarked. No wear to the cloth. Unpacked weight, 828g We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per... View more info

Gopher Gold: A Collection of Short Stories

By: CHRISTENSON, B. &. B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vanguard, Sask, B & B Christenson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Authors Signed Copy

Seller ID: 2251

ISBN: 0968751504

Condition: As New


Stories and anecdotes of pioneer farm life in southern Saskatchewan. Signed by the authors on the title page. 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs.380 g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rat... View more info

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Battle Ready

By: CLANCY, Tom; ZINNI, Tony; KOLTZ, Tony

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Putnam Publishing Group, The: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20837

ISBN: 0399151761

Condition: As New


Life and carreer of Marine General Tony Zinni, blended with recent American Military history, insights into leadership etc. 450pp. Mint copy, 'as new'. Weight, 760g. View more info

Only the Lonely: Life and Artistic Legacy of Roy Orbison

By: CLAYSON, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 1989

Edition: Second Reprint of 1989

Seller ID: 24194

ISBN: 0283998970

Condition: Near Fine


First biography of Roy Orbison since his death in 1988. 198pp, photo illustrated, extensive discography. Bright, clean copy, bright, white pages, unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacketshows some minor wear. Unpacked weight, 556g. View more info

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Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt With 350 Illustrations 130 in Color (Chronicles)

By: CLAYTON, PeterA.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2001

Edition: Second Printing of 1994 Edition

Seller ID: 27951

ISBN: 0500050740

Condition: Fine


The essential dual-purpose handbook to ancienr Egypt - a highly readable popular history - a unique reference work. 224pp. : profusely illustrated. ; 26 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Similar unclipped dustjacket in brodart. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 1kg unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with wei... View more info

Peter Skene Ogden and the Hudson's Bay Company (American Exploration & Travel)

By: CLINE, Gloria Griffen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34213

ISBN: 0806110732

Condition: Fine


A volume in the 'American Exploration and Travel' series. Biography of North American fur trader, Canadian-born Peter Skene Ogden (1790-1854). xv, 279 pages illustrations 23 cm. A very bright, very clean copy, almost 'as new'. Similar, unclipped dustjacket excepting a .5" closed tear to the top edge of the front panel. Very attractive copy. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual cos... View more info

Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography

By: COCHRAN, Jacqueline; BRINLEY, Maryann Bucknum

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1987

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 32727

ISBN: 055305211X

Condition: Fine


Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980) was a pioneer in the field of American aviation and one of the most prominent racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to the formation of the wartime Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) [Wikipedia]. 358pp, photo illustrated. An almost 'as new' copoy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is sim... View more info

The Wilderness Told Me

By: COCHRAN, Lutie Ulrich

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Quesnel, BC, Aveline Moffat Hill: 1971

Edition: Second Prnting

Seller ID: 22824

Condition: About Very Good


An account of the author's life in the British Columbia wilderness. 150pp, photo illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Photo of the author, with explanation, taped to front, blank endpaper. generally, a clean interior. Sound, tight binding. Very minor soiling to green cloth but very little wear. Weight, 360g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic po... View more info

The Wilderness Told Me

By: COCHRAN, Lutie Ulrich

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Quesnel, BC, Aveline Moffat Hill: 1978

Edition: Third Printing, Trade Paper Edition

Seller ID: 048041

Condition: VG+


An account of the author's life in the British Columbia wilderness. 150pp, photo illustrated. Clean, bright interior. Sound, tight binding. Only very light wear present. Weight, 282g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates bas... View more info

Rumours of Glory

By: COCKBURN, Bruce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers: 2014

Edition: First Canadian Printing

Seller ID: 2240

ISBN: 1443415901

Condition: As New


Cockburn's life has been shaped by politics, protest, romance and spiritual discovery. For more than five decades he has toured the globe, visiting such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Nepal, performing and speaking out on diverse issues, from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt. His journeys have been reflected in his music and evolving styles: folk, jazz, blues, rock and worldbeat. . . 530pp, photo plate... View more info

Fragile Edge

By: COFFEY, Maria

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Inscription from the Author

Seller ID: 040872

ISBN: 0701134070

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of British mountaineer, Maria Coffey and the story of her adventures in China and Tibet retracing the stpes of her lost husband. 183 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Dedicated presentation inscription in the hand of Coffey to the tp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a similar, unclipped dustjacket. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Th... View more info

Three Against the Wilderness

By: COLLIER, Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1959

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Inscription: Author Inscribed Copy

Seller ID: 564

Condition: About Fine


'The Amazing True Story of a Modern Pioneer Family and the Miracle they Wrought in the Barren Northern Wilderness'. A young Englishman marries a part-Native woman and together they carve a home and life in the wilderness of British Columbia, circa 1919. 349pp, map, photo illustrated, artwork by Joseph Cellini. Signed by the author on the ffep, 'With Best Wishes Eric Collier'. First owner's inscription below, dated 1959. Balance of the book is bright, clean and unmarked.... View more info

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Major General Robert E. Rodes of the Army of Northern Virginia: A Biography

By: COLLINS, Darrell L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Savas Beatie: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 15381

ISBN: 193271409X

Condition: About 'As New'


Jedediah Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson's renowned mapmaker, expressed the feelings of many contemporaries when he declared that Robert Rodes was the best division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia. x, 494 pp : illustrations, maps.Bright, clean still fresh copy, unmarked. Both book and unclipped dustjacket appear about 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, witho... View more info

Stompin ' Tom and The Connors Tone - The Legend Continues

By: CONNORS, Stompin' Tom

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Canada, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 28518

ISBN: 0670864889

Condition: Fine


Second and final volume in the autobiography of Canadian Country Singer and Pop Culture Legend, Stompin Tom Connors. xii, 648 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Interior is clean and unmarked the pages bright white and fresh. Binding is tight and squ7ae and there is ni wear to the cloth boards. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar except for a very short, closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel near tyhe spine. Heavy book weighing 1.249kg. View more info

Copland: 1900 through 1942

By: COPLAND, Aaron; PERLIS,Vivian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's/Marek: 1984

Edition: Fist Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 15384

ISBN: 0312169620

Condition: Fine


First part of a comprehensive biography of American composer, Aaron Copland, 1900-1990. Includes over 100 never-before-published photographs, letters and scores from Copland's collection. xii, 402pp : illustrated ; 25 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmmarked, quite fresh. Unclipped dustjacket is clean and unmarked but with a tiny clip lost and a couple of very short edge tears closed with acid-free tape to the rear panel. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the U... View more info